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'Sphinx' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sphinx is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Travelling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt.

Activision Announces 'Extreme Skate Adventure' (GBA/PS2/NGC)

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision and Disney Interactive today announced a new video game that gives skateboarding a magical twist. Designed to appeal to children and teens ages 6 – 14, Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure will use cutting-edge technology from Activision’s latest Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 engine to allow characters from three beloved animated films: Walt Disney Pictures’ presentation of Pixar Animation Studios’ “Toy Story 2,” “Disney’s Tarzan” and “Disney’s The Lion King” to skateboard just like the pros in their respective worlds for the first time. In addition to these characters, the new game includes a Create-A-Skater option where players can customize a youthful skater’s “look” by selecting clothing and accessories. Furthermore, as an Activision first, the company is holding a nationwide casting call search for 10 real kids who will become digitised characters in the game.

'The Sims Superstar' - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA's The Sims Superstar is a new expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. Players can now realize their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star or a Supermodel and live the lifestyle of a celebrity. All new gameplay, new social interactions and a whole new in-game destination offer players an all access pass to the world of superstardom. In The Sims Superstar, The Sims are ready for their close up.

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced that the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon action/adventure game will ship for retail in August 2003. Developed by Genki under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products and based on Sony Pictures Classics' Academy Award winning movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Ubi Soft China will also develop Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for the GBA. In a related matter, HomeLAN has the word that there will be NO PC version, although it was originally planned.

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, Delta Force – Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu.

'Smash Up Derby' - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With an impeccable pedigree behind them, the team at new Warsaw-based developer City Interactive have brought the Destruction Derby genre bang up to date with one of their first titles, Smash Up Derby. Formed by the talented individuals who were previously responsible for such hits as Project Earth and Aces of World War 1, City Interactive has now turned its attention to the mid-price PC market with some dynamic arcade action that's fast, furious and pure fun.

'UFO: Aftermath' - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, turn-based strategy game (TBS) with a rich and compelling sci fi story. Combining global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas. Check out the new screens!

'Vultures' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In "Vultures" the gamer lives the hard gladiator life: in different arenas and with classical or modern/futuristic weapons at his disposal the gladiator has to defeat his enemies in a duel in order to survive. The aim is to win to become undefeated champion of the "Vultures".

'Nina : Agent Chronicles' - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nina - Agent Chronicles is one of the first two titles from City Interactive, the new Polish development house formed by the brains behind such hits as Project Earth and Aces of World War 1. But this is an action adventure with a difference, performed in an environment where completing tasks and solving puzzles is just as vital has eliminating your opponents - where tactical use of available weaponry beats just being quick on the draw! Read more for a few new screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Movie Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. Today we have another trailer showing off Team RAINBOW moving through a tropical villa and encountering a number of hostiles.!